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ITT: Historical figures who started from the bottom.

>Born into a society that was sometimes so poor, their cloaks were made from the skins of field mice
>Father was killed by rival tribe
>Had two horses to his name
>Made allies, crushed his opponents and became the greatest conqueror in history.
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>>675134
>poor
>had two horses
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>>675144
Steppe tribes measured wealth in the number of their horses. A typical Mongol horseman would have at least 6 horses. Genghis, his mother and two brothers had 2.
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>>675134
Zhu Yuanzhang went from being a peasant to founding the Ming dynasty and driving the Mongols from China.
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>>675173
Sounds like the kind of man Mao wished to be
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>>675134
Sebuktigin was a slave who rose up to form the Ghaznavid dynasty conquering much of Central Asia.

Liu Bei, whether or not he was actually descended from past Han emperors, was born into a poor family of weavers but eventually founding the Shu Han kingdom.
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Toyotomi Hideyoshi was born the son of a minor-samurai (quite possibly more like a peasant levy) who started off without much, educated himself, started off bringing people's sandals, and eventually became one of the most important figures in Japanese history.

Not quite as impressive since he started off in the lower gentry but I've always enjoyed Oliver Cromwell's rise to power too.
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>>675134
putin
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Napoleon didn't start from the bottom bottom but...upper bottom maybe.
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>>675134
Aubrey "Drake" Graham tbqh familia
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>>675385
When his father died, his family was severely in debt which is why at one point he was skinny at one point.
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>>675393
But really though
> nearly drowned twice
> art school
> where's his other testicle?
> gonorrhea
> nearly died of mustard gas
Well yeah
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>>675608
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>>675385
He was from minor Italian aristocracy
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Sulla started out as a poor patrician who lived with prostitutes, then became master of Rome.

Caesar himself was in the shitter for his early life, hiding with Jews and running from possible assassins till he was 14. Then he gambled his way up the cursus honorum, and became the most famous general and politician in western history

Stalin is another good example, dude lived in a delapifated shack in Georgia, with a drunkard father. Later becomes the most powerful man in the east.
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>>675393
This, also Stalin

>>675134
Joan perhaps? She was a peasantress, became a knight and saved France
But ended just like Savoranola
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>Chandragupta Maurya
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>>676399
Jesus was born to a poor carpenter serf family and he rose up to be the son of God.
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>>676418

Henry Kissinger: penniless Jewish refugee to US Secretary of State and multibillionaire.
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>>675134
>Botttom.
He was the son of a fucking Khan.

When he was an adult he had financial backers from other Khans
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Zhu Yuanzhang, from a poor peasant to emperor of China
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From farmer to Emperor
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>>675346
>Liu Bei
Fuck him.

The only Liu that started from the bottom was the cunt who founded Han China: Liu Bang.

Nigger was a fucking failure of a student, unemployed nig, and eventually 40 year old wanted criminal when he started in the path that saw him to Emperordom.
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>>676539
>When he was an adult he had financial backers from other Khans

According to the secret history they spent a lot of time trying to murder him when he was a kid. He became the vassal and commander under an ally of his father's but it's not like the dude was born with a silver airag cup.
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>>676663
>Nigger was a fucking failure of a student, unemployed nig, and eventually 40 year old wanted criminal when he started in the path that saw him to Emperordom.


so you're telling me there's hope
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>>676856
So long as you can stand networking and betraying best friends.
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